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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on May 27

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, May 27.

MOH extends pre-departure Covid-19 testing requirement to S’pore citizens and PRs

This updated measure will take effect from 11.59pm on May 29.

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2 Concord Primary pupils, Grace Assembly of God pastor added to Jem and Westgate Covid-19 cluster

The cluster now has 60 people and is the second-largest active cluster in Singapore.

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Women in S’pore less satisfied with their marriages during Covid-19 pandemic: Study

It could be because women had to take on more than their fair share of housework, researchers say.

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In Pictures: Cloudy skies obscure super flower blood moon in Singapore

Elsewhere, stargazers were treated to a rare cosmic show.

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S’pore-flagged container ship ablaze off Sri Lanka threatens chemical, oil spill

Firefighters still trying to bring flames under control, after it intensified following large explosions.

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Dashed hopes for travellers after S’pore-HK travel bubble deferred again

The travel bubble was deferred on May 17 for the second time.

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Scepticism and hoarding slow Covid-19 vaccination drives in some countries

The massive worldwide effort to achieve herd immunity appears to be moving in fits and starts.

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Umno leader sacked as chairman of Malaysia’s transport firm after remarks on LRT accident

He described the crash as two trains “kissing” each other, drawing the ire of many Malaysians.

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NParks fines three pest control firms for trapping wildlife without approval

They were issued composition sums of up to $600 for the trapping and release of reptiles.

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Woman arrested in drug raid as her kids played nearby, drugs over 10kg worth $944k seized

The two children, a 11-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl, were seen playing outside the unit before the raid.

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